THE Sigatoka Electric-sponsored Central College team has qualified for the Courts Inter District Competition which will be played at Govind Park in Ba next month.
The Roneel Sharma-coached side defeated Tilak High School 2-0 in the final of the south western zone on Saturday.
The Central College team with the likes of Nadi reps Napolioni Qasevakatini and Rusiate Matirerega beat Nadi SKM College 4-1 in the semi-final.
Central College is the defending secondary schools champion in the annual IDC. Last year, the side downed Tavua College 2-1 to win the IDC title for the first time.
Central College of Lautoka successfully defended the Tuckers Ice Cream Fiji Secondary Schools Football Championship in Ba last month. The side defeated Cuvu College 3-0 in final.
Coach Sharma said they wanted to create history by becoming the first school to win both the IDC and FSSFC titles back-to-back.
He said the side was on track after winning the south western zone.
"We have topped our zone and would like to thank Vijay Nair of Sigatoka Electric for the sponsorship," Sharma said.
"The other three teams that will qualify for the IDC will be strong. They are the winners of their respective zones as well so we will not take them lightly.
"We have been preparing well. The focus at training will be on fitness. Labasa Muslim has qualified from the north. What we have heard is that the side has several Labasa youth reps.
"From the north west zone, Ba Sangam should qualify. They have some good players also. The southern zone is yet to be decided. But we are heading in for a tough ride.
"We will be marching into camp from Wednesday.
The four secondary schools will play a round-robin format during the IDC with the two top teams meeting in the final.
The annual IDC will be played from October 11-14.